Marilyn Irene Ruark
March 29, 1938- May 18, 2020
Marilyn Irene Ruark passed away on May 18, 2020 at her home at Asbury-Solomons.
She was born in 1938 in Lock Haven, PA to Earl and Marian Maurer. She graduated from Kenwood High School in Essex, Maryland where she discovered her talent as an artist. She was an artist both professionally and personally throughout her life.
Marilyn worked as a draftsman, technical illustrator and graphic artist in early space age technology drawing everything from wiring diagrams to radar antennas, details in engineering manuals and logos.
She pursued an art degree and taught art at elementary schools and the Calvert County Marine museum. She worked with several theater groups in set design and decoration.
Marilyn’s personal artistic skills created paintings, sculptures, quilts, clothes, home decor and costumes that her family will cherish.
She loved caring for her gardens, her pets, her family, her friends and her community. She loved watching all types of critters. She volunteered to teach people about wildlife at the museum and various local festivals.
Marilyn had many adventures traveling with her family and friends and had the opportunity to see most of the US along with Bermuda, Roatan, Bonaire, Grenada, Mexico, Costa Rica, Canada, Scotland, and Ireland.
Marilyn is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Fred Ruark, brother Bill Maurer and his wife Debbie of Kernersville, NC, son Jeff Ruark and his wife Kim of Towson, MD and daughter Beth Ruark of Duluth, MN. Her grandchildren are Kati Ruark and her husband Daniel Dziuban of Durham, NC, Will Ruark and his wife Stuart Yochem of Charlotte, NC, Emily Richey of Duluth MN and Grace Richey of Leadville, CO.
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